Affiliated with British Dressage, the Centre has hosted events on their behalf for at least 20 years.
These are generally held monthly at all levels from Prelim to advanced PYO (including Grand Prix where judge availability permits) all year round with exception to January. We even run Freesyle Dressage to Music classes too.
Quest Club is a new series of events run by British Dressage encouraging the less serious riders to either compete at Intro, Prelim and Novice levels in MyQuest individual classes or team together with 3-4 friends and compete in TeamQuest classes. The nice thing about TeamQuest is all team members can ride at the same level so you could have 4 riders competing all at Intro level if you want - its great for building team spirit and confidence without the added stress that often comes without prompt on a show day. Quest Club runs from December to August but again skipping January.
But we recognise not all of you want to join British Dressage and look to have a more related competition life so almost all our unaffiliated dressage runs at Intro, Prelim, Novice and Elementary levels.
We run some qualifiers for other associations such as National Pony Association Dressage Champs and South East Dressage Championships at Hickstead (Sussex).
Some of our shows are also Charity fund raising events were a % of entry fee is donated to charity. In Spring 2017 we hosted Cancer UK's 'Ride for Research' dressage league and through entry fees and raffles we managed to raise just shy of £900! We have a Christmas Ride for Research fund raiser on 9th December and 2 fund raisers for local equine rescue Pukka Ponies on 25th November (Have A Go Dressage to Music Show) and in June/July/August 2018 we will re-introduce the Pukka Ponies Dressage series where % of the class entry fees are donated to them, in the same way we donate to Ride for Research.
In 2017 we kicked started our new British Showjumping affiliation with a new team.
Our jumps and poles are gradually all being refurbished and we are gradually puchasing new items such as fillers to replace the previously tired stock.
We held our first Junior competition on 18th November and have a full 2018 summer season of both junior and senior category 1 classes so hoping we continue to be supported as well as we have been so far.
Our British Showjumping experience is new and our efforts are all 'work in progress' so please bear with us.
Well what can I say other than this is just great fun for all with small prizes for the class winners.
We start as low as bottom hole and encourage riders to be led/assisted at this level. We peak at 1m classes at our unaffiliated events.
We always run clear round approx an hour prior to classes commencing so you can always roll on up and have a go at clear round without needing to wear your show gear.
From time to time we work in association with our local pony club - Tickham Hunt Pony Club - to host clear round days/evenings.
On 3rd December we have a fund raising Christmas Fun Jumping show for Pukka Ponies Equine Rescue.
A fun clinic aimed at everyone! Whether you have a happy hacker, youngster, oldies, competition horse or childs pony, I cater for everyone.
This clinic will help with horse confidence, rider confidence, help bomb proof your horse and socialisation for horses. The clinic can either be done ridden, in hand or you can start in hand and then get on board once you have tackled the obstacles.
Keep your eyes open for details of the Christmas Fun Agility being held on 17th December, an opportunity to tinsel it up!
Visiting professionals hire the arena or venue to host their own events and clinics.
We regularly host dressage clinis with Leanne Wall L1 dressage judge and respected coach/trainer in the UK. With Karla Knapp L4 dressage judge/competitor and with Clare Ashley L5 dressage judge and respected local trainer/competitor.
For the jumping enthusiasts BHS appproved instructor Vanessa Connell regularly holds polework/jumping clinics at the Centre. Hoping to introduce some new jumping trainers for 2018 to keep your eyes on the updates.
We are looking for new ideas for 2018 so welcome you to contact us.
Hire for clinics is on a per horse per hour basis. Hire for ticketted events are either on a % ticket sale or % profit basis.